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Old 02-17-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Angry Xandros 3.0.2/Acer travelmate 2428


I've been trying to get this Linux Xandros 3.0.2 os system to work, but haven't had any luck. Tried with dial-up and high speed via satellite(Xplornet), still can't get online. Used Linksys router, tried direct from the supplied box with xplornet satellite, used a laptop, tried 4 different desktops, tried with different os's.
This must be a lemon operating system from Linux, it did not work with dial-up or high speed.
I also tried to install it on a Toshiba satellite P-100, and when i tried to boot-up, it got so far and just hung, and eventually shut off my computer.
So i have all kinds of issues with this system, is there a better Linux, i already paid like $80 or $100 bucks for this Xandros os, and never got it to work, need help, please!!
 
Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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Xandros 4.0 is the latest distro from them,..
one question tho, are you trying to use eth0 for your b/band connection...
as for dialup, well that depends upon what modem chip is being used and if it is supported...
One other thing, if this pc or laptop is for personal use, then why pay exorbenant prices when you can download for free, or get a copy sent for the cost of copying that distro...If for commercial use, then you can actually get assistance and tech support, directly from the distro supplier, as you would have paid for that when you bought it....
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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I am very sorry you have had this trouble. But the problem lies in the knowledge. believe it or not a nice live distro called puppy linux puppy3.01 will make you alot happier it will set your system up with a softmodem and also connect your wireless or help you out it is a 100 mb download burn it try it live then install it. has drivers for two of the most used modems and it is free it comes already with ndiswrapper for windows wireless drivers. It is free I let people try it out that never use linux and they seem to catch on very fast. there is three major reasons why you cant ge xandros going and that is because of the knowledge of the system xandros is a very good system with great tools. Keep asking questions and you will only get better. have a cup of coffee and then go back to learning the system. after you figure it out you will think Oh my that is simple but way different from windows. or mac. hang in there.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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for windows modem the ones built in you need to build and compile your drivers.
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/ this will help you understand the modem. linux is very good at high speed conections belive it or not it is built around a server world. so keep asking and you will get through this. I did 10 years ago when there was very little help and gui tools.
Graphic User Interface
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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do not worry about paying for a linux distro I have paid for linux professional distros the tools and the proprietor software is far better then 90 percent of the free ones. Why the User tools and and gui interfaces are built with the end user in mind. I know I will catch heck from this but I know I use slackware I love it. but not everyone one coming from windows can do it over night . I bought and paid for mandrake and I still have the old system running on a slack distro kernel now days. We just have to learn that there is a lot of hardware made for windows use only until you learn how to use it in linux. That is my thing so keep asking.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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do not worry about paying for a linux distro I have paid for linux professional distros the tools and the proprietor software is far better then 90 percent of the free ones. Why the User tools and and gui interfaces are built with the end user in mind. I know I will catch heck from this but I know I use slackware I love it. but not everyone one coming from windows can do it over night . I bought and paid for mandrake and I still have the old system running on a slack distro kernel now days. We just have to learn that there is a lot of hardware made for windows use only until you learn how to use it in linux. That is my thing so keep asking.
Paying for one is not stupid in anyway, it gives you the backup support available from the distro vendor...
But you need to use them, as you have paid for there support...
You'll get no flack from me there...rofl...
 
  


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